Crystal Structure of Chiral Gold Nanoparticles (image) Carnegie Mellon University Share Print E-Mail Caption Pictured is the crystal structure of a pair of gold nanoparticles that exist in a right-handed (bottom) and left-handed (top) configuration. These nanoparticles hold great promise as a chiral catalyst -- a tool highly sought-after by the pharmaceutical industry. Credit Carnegie Mellon University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.